Accounts Assistant Training – Level 3 Certificate in Bookkeeping and Accounting


Introduces the learner to the more advanced processing skills required to make accounting adjustments and prepare financial statements and prepare management reports for a sole trader or partnership to using a computerised accounting system.

The qualification is made up of:

1 – Online Knowledge Test
1 – Examination

Key information:

70 GLH (Guided Learning Hours)
150 hours TQT (Total Qualification Time)


Level 2 Certificate in Book-keeping and Accounts (VRQ)Awarded by International Association of Bookkeepers


his qualification is made up of the following units:

Principles of advanced computerised accounting – J/508/5846

  • Understand the purpose of accounting concepts and standards, and recognise the qualitative characteristics of financial information
  • Understand the basics of computerised accounting
  • Understand terms used in accounting
  • Understand the purpose of VAT Accounts and the VAT return
  • Understand the process of accounting for a stock valuation
  • Understand the process of accounting for fixed assets
  • Understand the process of accounting for prepayments and accruals
  • Understand the process of accounting for bad and doubtful debts
  • Understand the purpose of a trial balance and a suspense account
  • Understand the purpose of financial statements
  • Understand the principles of accounting for partnerships
  • Understand the purposes of budgeting

Use a computerised accounting package – D/508/6629

  • Set up a computerised accounting system
  • Enter business transactions
  • Prepare and post journal entries
  • Account for a stock valuation
  • Account for fixed assets
  • Account for prepayments and accruals
  • Account for bad and doubtful debts
  • Make end of period adjustments
  • Amend the chart of accounts and generate reports

Who is this course for?

he Level 3 Certificate in Computerised Bookkeeping and Accounting qualification is primarily designed to appeal to learners who already have a good working knowledge of the software, and wish to further their studies of computerised bookkeeping within a working business environment gaining a qualification at Level 3 of the regulated qualification framework, either from a point of no previous knowledge, or having already achieved the IAB Level 2 Award in Computerised Bookkeeping.

The qualification will also appeal to those learners who already have good practical knowledge and skills and wish to gain an accredited qualification in the subject.

Owners of small businesses may also find the qualification useful as it gives coverage of the wide range of tasks that can be carried out using commercially available accounting software suitable for maintaining accounts for a small business.


No formal entry requirements

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